By Larry Kane

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A surprise name has surfaced to replace a congresswoman who has announced her run for governor.

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It’s back to the future. KYW Newsradio has learned that former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky is considering a run for her old seat in the 13th Congressional district now held by Allyson Schwartz, who has announced for Governor (see related story).

Reliable sources in Washington and Philadelphia tell KYW Newsradio that she has received the blessing of major Democratic Party leaders, and is being encouraged by President Bill Clinton, who is related to her my marriage. Her son is married to Chelsea Clinton.

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In a telephone chat, the former Congresswoman told us, “It is premature, because we have a Congressperson in office now, but it is true that I am talking about it with party leaders and family members.” That’s all she would say.

The former broadcaster’s possible entry in the race, with Bill Clinton’s backing, may clear the field of possible candidates. That remains to be seen.

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